NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #310 ~ 05-14-22]

Pictured: Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell.

Probably UK reggae’s most innovative and celebrated son, Dennis [Bovell] can look back on a three-decade international recording, writing, deejaying, playing and production history that stretches back through Matumbi, the Dub Band, Blackbeard, Sufferer HiFi, 4th Street Orchestra, the Lovers’ Rock label, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Alpha Blondy and, more recently, the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. Matumbi put on one of the best live shows in Britain – dubwise or otherwise; for a long time his groups were the first choice to back visiting Jamaican singers; his projects used to saturate the UK reggae charts and make regular riddim raids into the pop Top 40; while his way with the bass-line was employed by a range of pop acts from Bananarama to Captain Sensible to the Slits. For years, back in the 1970s, Dennis Bovell was the hub at the centre of British reggae’s wheel: very little of any worth happened that didn’t have his fingerprints on it somewhere.

— Lloyd Bradley, Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King.

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THE FIRST SET

Gene Page — “Satin Soul” — Disco 75

Question Mark — “Freaking Out” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen — “Point Panic” — Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 2: Point Panic!

Byron Lee — “Green Onions” — Sounds & Pressure: Mod-Reggae

Jamo Thomas — “I Spy (For The FBI)” — Stompers, Floaters & Floorshakers

Phương Tâm — “Có Nhớ Đêm Nào (Remember the Night)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

Betty McQuade — “Tongue Tied” — Beat From Badsville Vol. 2

Willie Rosario & His Orchestra — “Frutas De Mi Pais” — Boogaloo & Guaguanco

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Little Marcus & the Devotions — “Lone Stranger Went Mad” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Esquires Ltd. — “Theme From ‘Shaft’” — Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay

The Drifters — “Yodee Yakee” — Great Googly Moo (And More Undisputed Truths)

CK Mann Big Band — “Fa W’akoma Ma Me” — Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984: Ghana Music Power House

The Marvelettes — “Beechwood 4-5789” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

El Timba — “Descarga Bontempi” — Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

The Kinks — “I Gotta Move” — The Kinks EP’s [mono]

Yabby You & The Prophets — “Dub U So” — The Yabby You Sound (Dubs & Versions)

The Vibrations — “Fortune Teller” — 20 Original Mod Classics

Berto Pisano & Jacques Chaumont — “Inchiesta” — Kill! OST

THE THIRD SET

Majid Soula — “Tafat (Instrumental)” — Chant Amazigh

Claude Mclin — “Jambo” — Dooto 45rpm

The Ashantis — “Everybody’s Groove” — Club Africa Vol.1: Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat

The Mermen — “Ocean Beach” — Food for Other Fish

Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell — “Mint Ah Music” — Strictly Dub Wize

The Fabulous Playboys — “Nervous” — Shakin’ Fit!

Kalyanji-Anandji — “Qurbani (Title Music)” — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

THE FINAL SET

Mickey & The Soul Generation — “Iron Leg” — Iron Leg: The Complete Mickey & The Soul Generation

Fela Kuti — “Expensive Shit” — Expensive Shit

The Dootones — “Ay Si Si” — Rumba Doowop ’55

King Tubby — “A Rougher Version” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

The Showstoppers — “Ain’t Nothing but a House Party” — Mod Anthems: Original Northern Soul, R’N’B & Ska Classics

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Peter Gordon — “Life Is Boring” — Star Jaws

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #309 ~ 05-07-22]

Pictured: Sylvia Robinson.

As far as Sylvia Robinson was concerned, all the track needed was for Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to lay down the vocals, only for Flash to protest the song was “way too dark, way too edgy, and way too much of a downer.” Melle Mel didn’t share Flash’s concerns, however, and offered Fletcher additional lyrics he had written for Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s “Super Rappin’ No. 2” that told the story of a kid who grew up in poverty and died young in prison. Flash’s dismay increased when Robinson outlined her intention to have Mel deliver the lyrics solo. “This is what I was afraid of,” recalls the dj in his autobiography. “This is how things fall apart. This isn’t about Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. This isn’t everybody shining at the same time. This isn’t about teamwork. This isn’t about taking five mcs and making ’em sound like one, which has been our thing from the very beginning. This is about Mel. This is about Sylvia. This is about money.” The dj tried to turn the situation around by having the Furious Five deliver the song, only for Robinson to reject everything save for Flash’s name, turning to Mel to deliver the lyrics as a solo rap. “All the rappers, including us, were scared to do something serious,” Mel told Steven Hager. “Sylvia Robinson is the only one who believed in ‘The Message.’ She told us it would be a big song for us.”

— Tim Lawrence, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980-1983.

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THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Back Stabbers” — Back Stabbers

Pasteur Lappé — “More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama)” — African Funk Experimentals (1979 to 1981)

The Starfires — “Re-Entry” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

Money Chicha — “Echo en Mexico” — Echo en Mexico

Gene & Eunice — “Bom Bom Lulu” — Great Googly Moo (And More Undisputed Truths)

Thongmi Malai — “Lam Phloen (Put A Girl In Her Place)” — Classic Productions By Surin Phaksiri 2: Molam Gems From The 1960s-80s

La De Da’s — “Don’t You Stand In My Way” — La De Da’s

Michel Laurent — “Matla La Mouyé” — Lèspri Ka: New Directions In Gwoka Music From Guadeloupe 1981-2010

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Mothers of Invention — “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama” — Weasels Ripped My Flesh

THE SECOND SET

Noro Morales Quintet — “Saona” — Welcome To The Party

Dennis Landry — “Concentration” — Southern Funkin’: Louisiana Funk and Soul 1967-1979

Treasure Isle All Stars — “Arabian Dub” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

Jr. Walker & the All Stars — “Roadrunner (I’m A)” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “Avoun Doupou Me Douga” — The Kings Of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80

Sylvia — “Pussy Cat” — Disco 75

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Salomé” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Howlin Wolf — “Shake-For-Me” — Chess 45rpm

Tony Allen — “Ire Omo [feat. Adunni & Nefretiti]” — Film of Life

THE THIRD SET

Brother JT — “T. Rex Blues” — The Svelteness Of Boogietude

Hamid El-Shaeri (حميد الشاعري) — “Maktoub Aleina” — The SLAM! Years 1983-88

Orgone — “Swinging Grits” — Fuzzed Up

Junior Byles And The Versatiles — “Cutting Razor (Alternate Mix)” — Cutting Razor: Rare Cuts From The Black Ark

The Gemtones — “Man With the Golden Arm” — Frolic Diner Part 1

Les Gypsies De Pétion-Ville — “La Nuit Tombe” — “Haiti”

The Atlantics — “Monkey Tree” — The Michigan Box: 1950s & 1960s Oddball Labels

Eng Nary — “I Wonder” — Cambodian Nuggets

THE FINAL SET

The Eyes Of Blue — “Supermarket Full Of Cans” — The Mod Scene

Bobby Pauneto — “No-Van-Co” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Nathaniel Mayer — “From Now On” — I Just Want to Be Held

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Rema Dub” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

The Stooges — “Down On The Street” — Fun House

Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila — “Nalia Mwana Libala” — Sema

Flash Terry & Orchestra — “She’s My Baby” — West Coast Guitar Killers Vol 2 (‘52-‘69)

Los Corraleros De Majagual — “Pomp Del Pilón” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Joe Hisaishi — “Sonatine 1 (Act of Violence)” — Sonatine OST

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #308 ~ 04-30-22]

Pictured: The Rolling Stones.

In four months, Keith would appear in court for his drug trial, and some remnant of the feeling he had now would come back to him then. He would tell the court what he thought of five policemen invading his house, peering into his privacy. He would wear one of Anita’s scarves around his neck. During the recesses, he would order expensive lunches from his cell and get drunk on wine. When they asked him about the naked girl in the upstairs bedroom, he would say that he was not an old man and did not share their petty moral outrage, that the girl had just been taking a nap and that in any case she was his friend. When it was over, he would emerge from the trial transformed, a swaggering outlaw figure, no longer a lone misfit, no longer the shy dreamer who had been preyed upon at school by older boys who called him a faggot and a girl. He didn’t know that the next night the police would raid Brian’s flat, the flat in Earl’s Court he had shared with Anita, and frame him for possession of cocaine. When he thought of Brian now — leaving Brian by himself in the hotel — he couldn’t picture Brian himself, only the empty room.

— Zachary Lazar, Sway.

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THE FIRST SET

Crown Heights Affair — “Dreaming A Dream” — Disco 75

Segun Robert — “Big Race” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Dynamics — “Later On” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 4

Los Wembler’s De Iquitos — “Lamento Del Yacuruna” — La Danza Del Petrolero

The Vibrations — “Cause You’re Mine” — The Northern Soul Story Vol.1: The Twisted Wheel

Plearn Promdan — “Koy Yung Mai Por (I Still Don’t Have Enough)” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

The Rationals — “I Need You” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Majid Soula — “Win Terram” — Chant Amazigh

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Crystals — “Vampire” — Mercury Rock & Roll Party

THE SECOND SET

Lunar 7 — “Spouge Explosion” — Hugo Mendez Presents Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump Up: Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso and Afro Grooves 1968-1975

Keith Courvale — “Trapped Love” — The Roots Of Psychobilly

Tito Puente — “Mambo Macoco” — The Complete 78s, Volume 1

The Silence — “Down Down” — Rare Mod, Vol. 1

Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell — “Ites Of Dub” — Strictly Dub Wize

Eddie Kendricks — “Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart” — Keep On Truckin’: The Motown Solo Albums Vol.1

T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “Avoun Doupou Me Douga” — The Kings Of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80

Zu Zu Blues Band — “Zu Zu Man” — A&M 45rpm

Kalyanji-Anandji — “Disco Cammata” — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

Chris Allen & The Goodtimers — “My Imagination” — Garage Punk Unknowns 8

THE THIRD SET

N’goma Jazz — “Mi Cantando Para Ti” — Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1965-1978

Funkadelic — “Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On” — Music for Your Mother

Juaneco Y Su Combo — “Me Voy Pa’ Trompeteros” — The Birth Of Jungle Cumbia

The Rolling Stones — “The Last Time” — Singles Collection: The London Years

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Don’t Worry Just Be Happy And Happy” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Roxy Music — “Angel Eyes (7″ Version)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

King Tubby — “Mr. D Brown Dub” — Dennis Brown In Dub

African Music Machine — “Black Water Gold” — Southern Funkin’: Louisiana Funk and Soul 1967-1979

THE FINAL SET

Wganda Kenya — “Fiebre De Lepra” — Dj Bongohead Presents…Big Box Of Afrosound

Dorothy Berry — “Shindig City” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 2

Vaudou Game — “Tu As Deconné” — Noussin

Student Teachers — “Channel 13” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Franco & Tabu Ley Rochereau — “Lisanga Ya Ba Nganga” — Omona Wapi

Bill Doggett Combo — “Oops!” — Va Va Voom!! Vol. 5: Oops! 16 Early Instrumental Shakers

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Suicide — “Cheree” — Suicide

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #307 ~ 04-16-22]

Pictured: Abelardo Carbono.

The only distinctive feature of Django [Reinhardt]’s room was the vast amount of light that flooded in. The window opened on to a long balcony from which you could see the greyish roofs of lower Montmartre, whose red chimneys cut into the capital’s smoky horizon like the battlements of some ancient castle. Behind the screen, where a kitchen of sorts had been rigged up, the monkey spent the better part of each day unearthing the remains of meals. What trouble this monkey caused! Django would never agree to part with it despite the complaints of the hotel manager. One day it would be eating soap, the next floorcloth! ‘When are you going to get rid of that menagerie of yours?’ the boss would ask him threateningly, but Django replied only by shrugging his shoulders, though he might mumble ‘What a peasant!’ between his teeth. And when he left the hotel, as though to avenge himself, he omitted to pay the money he owed. However, when the boss had regained his temper he told his customers: ‘Ah! If you knew what a state they left that room in! But I’m proud to have put up that famous gipsy who plays the guitar so well!’

— Charles Delaunay, Django Reinhardt.

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THE FIRST SET

The Gibson Brothers — “Que Sera Mi Vida [Original 12” Mix]” — Disco Discharge: Mondo Disco

Orchestra Makassy — “Mambo Bado” — Agwaya

The Avengers VI — “Time Bomb” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 4: Shockwave!

Clancy Eccles & King Stitt — “Fire Corner” — Monkey Business

Big Jay McNeely — “Night Ride” — The Deacon 51/52, Unabridged Vol. 2

Majid Soula — “Tameghra” — Chant Amazigh

The Only Ones — “The Immortal Story” — The Only Ones

IT’S MADISON TIME..

Los Shains — “Agente Secreto” — El Ritmo De Los Shains

THE SECOND SET

Abelardo Carbono feat. Meridian Brothers — “La Cumbia Sampuesana” — Palenque 45rpm

The Five Du-Tones — “Shake A Tail Feather” — Shake A Tail Feather

Brooklyn Sounds — “Guaguancó Tropical” — Latin Underground Revolution 2: More Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Salsa & Latin Soul From New York City 1968-1972

Buzzcocks — “Boredom” — Spiral Scratch

The Aggrovators — “Black Trap” — Jammies in Lion Dub Style

Dwain Bell And The Turner Brothers — “Rock And Roll On A Saturday Night” — Super Rare Rockabilly

Bich Loan and CBC Band — “Con Tim Và Nước Mắt (Heart And Tears)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

The Detroit Cobras — “Putty (In Your Hands)” — Mink, Rat or Rabbit

THE THIRD SET

Cornaire Salifou Michel, El Rego & Ses Commandos — “Gangnidodo” — African Scream Contest 2: Benin 1963​-​1980

James Brown — “Bring It Up (Hipster’s Avenue)” — Star Time: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

Lynn Taitt — “Steppin’ Up” — Hugo Mendez Presents Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump Up: Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso and Afro Grooves 1968-1975

Wire — “Map Ref. 41°N 93° W” — 154

Cengiz Coşkuner — “Samsun’un Evleri” — Bosporus Bridges 3: A Wide Selection Of Turkish Funk And Jazz

The Tracers — “She Said Yeah” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 1

Adnan Othman — “Mari Ka-Laut” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

Outer Limits — “Sweet Freedom” — Immediate Mod Box Set

THE FINAL SET

Sam Mangwana et l’African All Stars — “Georgette Eckins” — Sam Mangwana et l’African All Stars

The Velvet Underground — “Guess I’m Falling in Love (Instrumental Version)” — White Light/White Heat

Omar Khorshid — “Telaet Ya Mahla Norha” — Giant + Guitar

The Outcasts — “1523 Blair” — Gallant 45rpm

Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville — “Respect” — Respect…

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Beverly Washburn — “Everybody Loves Saturday Night” — Growin’ Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #306 ~ 04-09-22]

Pictured: Masters of Reality.

I believe that this is why this most delicately exquisite of intoxicants, this least stupefying of drugs—less so even than marijuana—is nevertheless so addictive. How could the taste of paradise be otherwise? Yes, of course, so much better it would be to possess that taste purely through understanding and living. But as wretched a thing as terminal opium addiction might be, it is no more wretched than addictions of more familiar and acceptable sorts. Opium addicts can live to fine old ages, and can an addiction to paradise, artificial as it may be, be considered more ignoble than an addiction to television, movies, or the other lower artificialities of a world so vacant as to be aware of and conversant in the pseudo-science of serotonin but not of or in the wisdom of Thomas, a world so vacant as to be enamored of the false connoisseurship of rancid grape juice but not the true connoisseurship of something such as opium, let alone of life?

— Nick Tosches, The Last Opium Den.

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THE FIRST SET

Brother to Brother — “Let Your Mind Be Free” — Disco 75

T-Fire — “Will Of The People” — Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

PJ & The Galaxies — “Vamonos” — Rare Surf Vol 1: The South Bay Bands

The Tones — “Dream Wonder” — Let’s A Go-Go! Singapore And Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69

Andre Williams & His Orchestra — “Loose Juice” — Movin’ On With… Andre Williams: Greasy And Explicit Soul Movers 1956-1970

I Roy — “A Noisy Place” — Step Forward Youth: Roots Masters from the “Punky Reggae Party”

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Lover” — Swingin’ on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection, Vol. 2

Los Átomos De Paramonga — “Pa Oriente Me Voy” — Cumbia Arabe (Obscure Psych Cumbia Gems)

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Davie Allan & the Arrows — “Blue’s Trip” — Cycle-delic Sounds

THE SECOND SET

Rachid & Fethi — “Habit En Ich” — 1970’s Algerian Folk and Pop

The Exciting Sparklers — “Pull, Wiggle And Kick” — Show Me What You Got! Sixteen Soul Slathered Sizzlers!!!

Black Sugar — “Valdez In The Country” — Black Sugar II

The Haunted — “1-2-5” — Amy 45rpm

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley — “Mumunde” — Ghana Funk 45rpm

Mike Hanks — “The Hawk” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

The Congos — “Feast Of The Passover” — Baffling Smoke Signal: The Upsetter Shop Vol. 3

Paul & Barry Ryan — “Keep It Out Of Sight” — Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets

Surapon — “Ding Dong” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

THE THIRD SET

The Velvelettes — “He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Tabu Ley Rochereau & African Jazz — “Succes African Jazz” — The Voice Of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1971

Small Faces — “Eddie’s Dreaming” — Small Faces [mono]

Kassav’ — “Ida” — Lagué Moin

Jape Richardson & The Echoes — “Monkey Song (You Made a Monkey Out of Me)” — Beat From Badsville Vol. 3

Baligh Hamdi — “Hanim” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

Ramones — “Go Mental” — Road to Ruin Keith Hudson & The Soul Syndicate — “Bad Things Dub” — Nuh Skin Up

THE FINAL SET

Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila — “Arusi Ya Mwanza (A Wedding In Mwanza)” — Nalila Mwana

The Flamingos — “Let’s Make Up” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Sapan Chakraborty & R. D. Burman — “Baby Let’s Dance Together” — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

Masters Of Reality — “The Candy Song” — Masters Of Reality

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “Gadé Moin” — Gazolinn’

The Del-Vetts — “Last Time Around” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

Los Beltons — “Cumbia Pop” — Cumbia Beat Vol.1

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Family — “Anyway” — Anyway

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #305 ~ 04-02-22]

Pictured: MFSB.

“Always own your tools,” he’d say. “Your tools and your house. That way they cain’t take it away from ya. Don’t live on no paycheck and don’t never ask the man for a thing. You got what he want right here in yo’ hands.” He’d hold up a chisel or a pile of freshly smithed square nails. “That way you gonna be a man. A’cause that’s what a man is—it’s what he could do. You-all be thinkin’ that bein’ a man got somethin’ to do wit’ women, but that ain’t true. Woman compliment a man but he got to have his own if he wanna be wit’ her. Shit! She wanna big dick what she need t’do is t’get her a horse.”

— Walter Mosely, Black Betty.

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THE FIRST SET

MFSB — “The Zip” — Philadelphia Freedom

Sewa Jacintho — “Secret Populaire” — Akwaba Abidjan: Afrofunk in 1970s Ivory Coast

The Belairs — “Volcanic Action” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar Vol. 4: Shockwave!

Los Feos — “Feíto Parrandero” — Saturno 2000: La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983

The Rainbows — “Help Me If You Can” — Soul Stormers: Up-Tempo Northern Soul

Majid Soula — “Ay Iheqqiyen” — Chant Amazigh

The Fleshtones — “(Legend of a) Wheelman” — Hexbreaker!

Lee Perry & The Upsetters — “Culter Dub” — Dub Treasures from the Black Ark: Rare Dubs 1976 – 1978

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Fabulous Counts — “Jan Jan” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Baligh Hamdi — “Mawood” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

Chico & Buddy — “Can You Dig It?” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Funk

Leroy Smart — “Ballistic Affair” — Island 45rpm

Choker Campbell — “Walking On My Thin Soul Shoes” — All Night Rhythm & Rock

Asha Bhosle & R. D. Burman — “Dum Maro Dum” — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

The Scarlets — “Stampede” — Strummin’ Mental!

Sandro Brugnolini — “Megattera” — Flipper Psychout: Original Italian Library Music From the Vaults of Flipper

The Invaders — “Spacing Out” — Spacing Out

Olinga Gaston — “Ngon Engap” — Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984

THE THIRD SET

The Real Kids — “Better Be Good” — The Real Kids

Los Átomos De Paramonga — “El Canguro” — Cumbia Arabe: Obscure Psych Cumbia Gems

The Feelies — “Fa Ce La” — Ork Records: New York, New York

The Aay Jays — “Lal Qalandar Lal” — Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

The Vice-Roys — “Don’t Let Go” — Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 9

The Sweet Talks — “Eyi Su Ngaangaa” — Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion In ’70s Ghana

THE FINAL SET

JD McPherson — “Lust For Life / Sixteen” — New West 45rpm

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Aminata-D’Abidjan” — Pamelo Mounk’a (“Red Album”)

Suicide — “Ghost Rider” — Suicide

Noro Morales — “Vitamina” — Latin Underground Revolution 3 (Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa From New York City 1960-1976)

The Shangri-Las — “Love You More Than Yesterday” — Myrmidons of Melodrama

Phương Tâm — “Buồn 18 (Sorrow At 18)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

Kenny Henkle’s Friends — “The Bee” — The Graveyard Tramps Eat The Forbidden City Dog Food

The Revolutionaries — “No 44 Magnum” — Revival Dub: Roots “Now”

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Flamingos — “I Only Have Eyes for You” — Slow Grind Fever Vol. 3

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #304 ~ 03-19-22]

Pictured: Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention.

But it wasn’t just comedy or theatre; [Frank] Zappa was continuing the tradition of the Happening artists of the late fifties and early sixties: Red Grooms, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras and, most famously, Allan Kaprow. Kaprow wrote: ‘Not only will these bold creators show us, as if for the first time, the world we have always had about us but ignored, but they will disclose entirely unheard-of happenings and events, found in garbage cans, police files, hotel lobbies, seen in store windows and on the streets, and sensed in dreams and horrible accidents.’ If one had to situate Zappa in the canon of American twentieth-century art, this is where he belongs, along with the Happening artists and pop artists like Warhol, Rivers and Rauschenberg. Like them, Zappa responded to the banality of the world around him with sardonic humour. He preferred to express his bitterness through parody, rather than the righteous anger of Bob Dylan and the folk singers of the early sixties or the blind hatred of the heavy-metal brigade a decade later.

— Barry Miles, Frank Zappa.

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THE FIRST SET

The Intruders — “I’ll Always Love My Mama” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Eno Louis — “Hot Love” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

Danny & The Demons — “Countdown” — Strummin’ Mental! Part Three

Pan Ron — “Why Follow Me” — Cambodian Nuggets

Link Wray & The Wraymen — “Studio Blues” — Big Box of Link Wray And More Kings of Distortion

Hamid El-Shaeri (حميد الشاعري) — “Shantet Safar” — The SLAM! Years 1983-88

Syndicate Of Sound — “Little Girl” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Thin Men — “Indian Love Call” — Malamondo 4

THE SECOND SET

The Chosen Few — “Shaft” — Soul Power Funky Kingston 2: Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968-74

Jackie Lomax — “Sour Milk Sea” — Is This What You Want?

Les Gypsies De Pétion-Ville — “Gypsie En Douce” — Haiti

The Gardenias — “What’s The Matter With Me” — Shakin’ Fit!

Abelardo Carbono — “Quiero Mi Gente” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Jackie Harris & the Exciters — “Get Funky, Sweet a Little Bit” — Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Lost Grooves from Minneapolis/St Paul 1964-1979

Vijana Jazz Band — “Koka Koka #1” — The Koka Koka Sex Battalion – Rumba, Koka Koka & Kamata Sukuma: Tanzania 1975 – 1980

The Sleepwalkers — “Golden Mile” — Backbeat Of Rock and Roll

Buppa Saichol — “Bored Explosion” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa

Frank Zappa & The Mothers — “Zolar Czakl” — Uncle Meat

THE THIRD SET

Linval Thompson — “A Big Big Girl [Extended]” — Ride On Dreadlocks 1975-77

Kid Creole & The Coconuts — “In the Jungle” — Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places

Bell’a Njoh — “Ebolo” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

New York Dolls — “Jet Boy” — New York Dolls

Afrosound — “Banana De Queso” — The Afrosound of Colombia, Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Do The Strand” — For Your Pleasure

The Hygrades — “In The Jungle” — Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977 Vol. 2

Mofungo — “Hunter Gatherer” — New York Noise Vol. 2: Music From The New York Underground 1977-1984

Prince Far I — “Daughters Of Zion” — Long Life

The In Crowd — “Blow” — A Slight Disturbance in My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds of 1966

R.D. Burman — “Dance Music (from ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’) — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

Big Bob Dougherty — “Teenage Flip” — Screaming Black

Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta — “A Mi Plin” — Latin Underground Revolution 3 (Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa From New York City 1960-1976)

Visions — “She’s The Girl For Me” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 3

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “La Danza Del Mono” — Cumbías Chichadélicas (Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha)

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Lion — “You’ve Got A Woman” — Numero 45rpm

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #303 ~ 03-12-22]

Pictured: Los Átomos de Paramonga.

The slang term “funky” in black communities originally referred to strong body odor, and not to “funk,” meaning fear or panic. The black nuance seems to derive from the Ki-Kongo lu-fuki, “bad body odor,” and is perhaps reinforced by contact with fumet, “aroma of food and wine,” in French Louisiana. But the Ki-Kongo word is closer to the jazz word “funky” in form and meaning, as both jazzmen and Bakongo use “funky” and lu-fuki to praise persons for the integrity of their art, for having “worked out” to achieve their aims. In Kongo today it is possible to hear an elder lauded in this way: “like, there is a really funky person!—my soul advances toward him to receive his blessing” (yati, nkwa lu-fuki! Ve miela miami ikwenda baki). Fu-Kiau Bunseki, a leading native authority on Kongo culture, explains: “Someone who is very old, I go to sit with him, in order to feel his lu-fuki, meaning, I would like to be blessed by him.” For in Kongo the smell of a hardworking elder carries luck. This Kongo sign of exertion is identified with the positive energy of a person. Hence “funk” in black American jazz parlance can mean earthiness, a return to fundamentals.

— Robert Farris Thompson, Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy.

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THE FIRST SET

MFSB — “Sexy” — Disco 75

Kio Amachree — “Ivory” — Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

The Challengers — “Volcanic Action” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Hany Mehanna — “Less Al Thulatha” — Music for Airplanes: A Collection of Instrumental Showpieces and Scores for Egyptian Films and TV-Series 1973-1980

The Storey Sisters — “Bad Motorcycle” — 61 Classics From The Cramps’ Crazy Collection: Deeper Into The World Of Incredibly Strange Music

Dillinger — “Cane River Rock” — D.I.P. Presents The Upsetter

Steel City Connection — “Steel City Disco” — Steel City Disco

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Gene Page — “Blacula” — Blacula OST

THE SECOND SET

Los Átomos De Paramonga — “El Apagon” — Cumbia Arabe (Obscure Psych Cumbia Gems)

The Conquistadors — “Sadness And Madness” — Soul Stormers: Up-Tempo Northern Soul

Les Gypsies De Pétion-Ville — “Le Vrai Bonheur” — Haiti

Dennis Coffey — “Gimme That Funk [7″ Version]” — Live Wire: The Westbound Years 1975-78

La Controversia — “Vision Divina” — John Armstrong Presents The Nuyorican Funk Experience

Fred Lane & Ron `Pate’s Debonairs — “Danger Is My Beer” — From The One That Cut You

Thanh Nam “Tếu” 11 — “bonanza (bát ghen)” — Hồ! #1 Roady Music From Viêtnam

Alejandro Jodorowsky — “Pantheon Bar (Bees Make Honey)” — The Film Of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain Soundtrack

Dennis Bovell Presents The 4th Street Orchestra — “Half Way To Za-Ion” — Ah Who Seh? Go Deh! / Leggo! Ah-Fi-We-Dis

The Wrong Numbers — “I’m Gonna Go Now” — Teenage Shutdown, Vol. 10: The World Ain’t Round, It’s Square!

THE THIRD SET

The Congos — “Music Dub” — Congo Ashanti

Masters Of Reality — “V.H.V.” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

Hamid El-Shaeri (حميد الشاعري) — “Yefkini Nesma’sotak” — The SLAM! Years 1983-88

Little Jr. Cannaday — “Sloppy Twist” — Mello Jello Vol. 2 …For Groovy Ghouls

Ozzie Torrens And His Exciting Orchestra — “Mia’s Boogaloo” — Latin Underground Revolution 2 (More Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Salsa & Latin Soul From New York City 1968-1972)

The Undertones — “Jump Boys” — The Undertones

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Honton Kan Do Go Me” — The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol. 3

THE FINAL SET

The Ramones — “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” — Leave Home

Lea & Domingo — “Mozele-Paco” — Jalousie

The Kinks — “Big Black Smoke” — The Mono Kollectables Volume 1

Frankie Figueroa — “El Mejor Soy Yo” — Latin Underground Revolution 3 (Ansonia Records Rare Groove: Mambo, Boogaloo, Descarga & Salsa From New York City 1960-1976)

The Four Tops — “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Omar Khorshid — “Solenzara” — Guitar El Chark

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Young Marble Giants — “Music for Evenings” — Colossal Youth

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #300 ~ 02-19-22]

Pictured: Max Raabe.

Through much of 1919, Berlin waged a war against the promoters of popular dance. But the universally reviled campaign was doomed from the start. A delirium for social dance (Tanztaumel) had swept the city and much of Germany since the cessation of fighting. Klaus Mann, the son of the Nobel Prize laureate, recalled the choreographic outbreak as “a mania, a religion, a racket.” Secret dance parlors, hidden in the Friedrichstadt and in Berlin North, became the craze. In workers’ quarters, Apache-like tango dances, cake- walks, and foxtrots played out under streetlights and in parks. Life in postwar Berlin had become bizarrely eroticized and dance-madness was its improbable visible symptom.

— Mel Gordon, “The Collapse,” Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

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THE FIRST SET

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Satin Soul” — The Best Of Love Unlimited Orchestra

Dizzy K. Falola — “Excuse Me Baby” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Rhythm Masters — “Exotique” — That’s Swift! Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vault

D’4 Ever — “Mungkir Janji” — Steam Kodok : 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

Lizzy Mercier Desclous — “Funky Stuff” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Lester Sterling & Stranger Cole — “Bangarang” — Jamaican Funk Experience

Reigning Sound — “Drowning” — Too Much Guitar

IT’S MADISON TIME…

B.W. Souls — “Marvin’s Groove” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Juaneco y su Combo — “Selva, Selva” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti — “Jet Biguine” — Afro Tropical Soundz Vol. 1

Funkadelic — “Red Hot Mamma” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Se E Tun De” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Sadun Jabir — “Ashhad Biannak Hilou (I Admit You Are Beautiful)” — Choubi Choubi: Folk And Pop Songs From Iraq

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “One Track Mind” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

The Slickers — “Every Wolf” — Break Through

THE THIRD SET

The MC5 — “Looking at You” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Vaudou Game — “Be My Wife” — Noussin

The Creations — “In the Dark” — A Cellarful of Motown! Vol. 2

P.M. Pocket Music — “Kack Toi Mor” — Shadow Music Of Thailand

Bobby Fuller Four — “Never to Be Forgotten [mono]” — LA Gemstones: The Rock Box

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Gbomei Adesai” — Psycho African Beat

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Speedin’ West” — Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

Grupo Almendra — “Tutti Frutti” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

THE FINAL SET

Horace Andy — “Music Dub” — In The Light Dub

Cook E. Jarr & His Krums — “Ain’t No Use” — Hot Dance From Philadelphia

The Young Ones Of Guyana — “Grenada Girl” — On Tour / Reunion

The Velvet Underground — “Run Run Run [Alternate Mix]” — Scepter Studios Sessions

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Se Tche We Djo Mon” — The Vodoun Effect: Funk And Sato From Benin’s Obscure Labels 1972-1975

Myron Lee & The Caddies — “Aw C’Mon Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Hela Houb (Let’s Do It)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Dicky Doo & The Don’ts — “Flip Top Box” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Max Raabe (feat. Palast Orchester) — “Fahrrad Fahr’n” — MTV Unplugged

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #299 ~ 02-12-22]

Pictured: The Fleur De Lys.

Of course, neither snobbery nor misogyny ended because typists and duchesses were buying the same dresses in Quant’s King’s Road boutique, or because men began to wear pink shirts and use moisturiser. But sociologists in the 1970s argued that ‘subcultures’ operated under the surface of mainstream society, challenging prejudice through rituals of dress and behaviour. Although criticised since for ascribing too much political intent to style, their analysis of Mod as a cheeky parody of middle-class smartness has yet to be bettered. As Dick Hebdige wrote: ‘The Mods invented a style which enabled them to negotiate between school, work and leisure, and which concealed as much as it stated … the Mods undermined the conventional meaning of “collar, suit and tie”, pushing neatness to the point of absurdity … they were a little too smart, somewhat too alert, thanks to amphetamines.’

— Richard Weight, Mod: A Very British Style.

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THE FIRST SET

New York City — “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” — Ready or Not: Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou — “A Na Gan Garo Ka Nam (Afro Beat Bariba)” — The Bariba Sound 1970-1976

Mike Deasy — “Teen Talk (Part 1)” — Jan Lar 45rpm

Lata Mangeshkar & Manna Dey — “1956, 1957, 1958, 1959” — Bombshell Baby Of Bombay

Andre Williams  (with The Gino Parks Quartet) — “Don’t Touch” — A Fortune of Hits 1956-1960

Pinky & Killers — “Ore To Kanojo” — Nippon Girls 2: Japanese Pop, Beat & Rock’n’roll 1965-70

The A-Bones — “Gossip Gossip Gossip” — Baylor 45rpm

Grup Uyanis — “Halimiz Duman” — Turkish One Hit Wonders (1967-1976)

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Davie Allan And The Arrows — “Blues Theme” — Savage Pencil presents Angel Dust: Music for Movie Bikers

THE SECOND SET

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Wooly Bully” — Cambodian Psych-Out

The Fleur de Lys — “Wait for Me” — Mojo Presents: My Generation, 15 Tracks of ’60s Beat-Filled Teenage Mod Angst

Errol Walker — “John Public” — Scratch On The Wire

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Comanche” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Majid Soula — “Netseweth Sifassan Nagh” — Chant Amazigh

Ted Taylor — “Daddy’s Baby” — Downtown Soulville! 24 Solid Blasts Of ‘60s Soul

Black Masters Band — “Wonnim A Bisa” — Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House

The Electric Frankenstein — “Land Of The Magic Wizard” — Instro-Hipsters a Go-Go! Vol. 5

THE THIRD SET

Lloydie & The Lowbites — “Birth Control” — Trojan Originals

James Brown — “I Feel Good” — Make It Funky (The Big Payback: 1971-1975)

Ibo Combo — “Belle Fleur” — Café

Fingerprintz — “Dancing with Myself” — Virgin 12″ 45rpm

Pierre Didy Tchakounte — “Ma Fou Fou” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Kid Creole & The Coconuts — “Darrio” — Off The Coast Of Me

The Impossible — “Hair Hair Hair” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

The Chiffons — “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” — Golden Girl Groups

Alèmayèhu Eshèté & Shèbèlé’s Band — “Tashamanalètch” — Ethiopiques 13 – Ethiopian Groove: The Golden Seventies

Iggy And The Stooges — “Search And Destroy” — Raw Power

Prince Jammy — “Fist Of Fury” — Trojan Presents: Dub – 40 Deep And Heavy Hits

Roxy Music — “Out Of The Blue” — Country Life             

Chivirico — “Belinda” — ¡Saoco! The Bomba and Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-1966

The Brogues — “Don’t Shoot Me Down” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 3: Feeling Zero

Akira Ifukube — “TV Go-Go Dance M [Take 1]” — Frankenstein Conquers The World OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Lou Reed — “Satellite of Love” — Transformer